These are limited edition keepsakes given the amount of salvaged wood I have to work with.
Jeff Sherman, Frame Builder
Hayward Field and the University of Oregon was a special place for many growing up in Eugene in the '60s and '70s. I ran in my first All Comer meet there when I was in high school and every summer thereafter. I have many happy memories of my children over the years sitting on the infield and running off to do whatever events they wanted.
When Hayward Field was to be torn down, it was very important to me to find a way to use some of the salvage material so others could have a physical reminder of this magical place. The idea of picture frames came from my son, Michael, the photographer in our family. He photographed the grandstands and field to preserve the memories which can now be framed with this material.
Giving the profits of these frames to the Oregon Track Club for the children’s All Comer meets to continue into the future creates a great feeling merging these passions.
Hayward Field is one place where my passion for running and photography was formed.
Running at the community All Comer Meets was the highlight of many summers growing up. Being able to capture photos of professional runners and friends competing at the collegiate and pro meets helped spark my passion for photography and video as well.
The Historic Hayward Field felt like a place where no matter your skill level, you could be a part of the magic to cheer, run or even compete on the same track as so many legends did before.
Being able to share these photos and frames of Hayward will hopefully keep many people's memories alive, along with the passion for community involvement in Eugene track and field.